Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A New Year's Eve Blue Moon

I just wanted to give you a little heads up. On this New Year's Eve there will be a blue moon. While there are several definitions of a blue moon, the most common is the second full Moon in one calendar month. What does this mean astrologically? Well, not much - other than the implications of any full Moon on your chart. If the full Moon is sitting on top of one of your personal planets (Sun, Moon, Venus, Mercury, Mars) then you are going to feel it emotionally whether it is blue, green or chartreuse. If BOTH full Moons in December (the first being Dec. 2, 2009) impact your personal planets, well it will be a wild holiday season for you for sure!

The reason I bring this up is twofold. One, can you imagine what a full Moon will do to already crazed New Year's revelers? Two, I might suggest a more meaningful way to ring in 2010; instead of joining them in drunken revelry why not sit outside and look up at the beautiful Moon and see what messages it has to tell you for the future.

39 comments:

Gary said...

Question: How often does the second full moon in December occur on New Years eve?

Joan P said...

It is very rare - the next one won't happen for another 19 years!

Gary said...

Thank you very much for the reply.

That's too rare for there to be any traditions of observing or celebrating, or is it? Do you know of any?
Does this event have any historical or magical significance in any culture current or ancient?

Thanks again

Joan P said...

Yup - there were quite a few in the old days.

www.canada.com/Year+traditions+hail+from+depths+antiq

Sue said...

Hi! I just surfed in from google...My birthday is on December 31st, and it's the blue moon... It seems like it should mean something, but what? I'm going to be 46. Where can I find out? Thanks!

Joan P said...

Hi Sue - Welcome.

It all depends on the relatinship between the transiting moon (this Blue Moon) and your Natal Moon. (Where the moon was when you were born.) If they are in strong aspect to one another, yes, you will feel it emotionally.

Your birthday won't have much of an effect on it - unless the Moon is making a big impact on your Natal Sun.

Thanks
Joan

Biffybeans said...

Very Interesting.... That's my birthday as well! I'll be 41 on New Year's Eve.

Lori said...

I also have a birthday on December 31st. I will be 40 this year and want to make this a special New Year's. Happy New Year early to all of you!

Joan P said...

Happy birthday Lori. All of the Capricorns are coming out of the woodwork! Too bad you and Sue weren't born in the same year - I love doing charts of astrological twins - same date different place...

Simple Jess said...

My birthday too! 34 years and I was born on cusp of a new moon. I am attending a fire ceremony and retreat at Sivananda yoga Farm:)

Jess

Gary said...

May you all enjoy a wonderful New Years Eve in whatever way you celebrate it. May the future be a fulfillment of our collective potential and see an end to the madness of hate.

In case that fails, I have a good bottle of wine to share.

Here's to Peace, Love and Laughter.

Brenda said...

Hi Everybody...how lovely, a Blue Moon on New Year's Eve :) To Biffybeans-I am also born on December 31st and will be turing 41 as well. I was born in Los Angeles, CA. Happy Birthday fellow Cappys! And a Happy New Year to all of you!

Joan P said...

Wow all of the Capricorns! Happy Birthday

Would love to do your birth or solar return charts.

Anonymous said...

Hey all! Another Capricorn here. I'll be 48 on New Years Day! Born at 1:08 pm if that means anything to anyone.

Deborah Stevenson said...

(From wikipedia:)
In calculating the dates for Lent and Easter, the Clergy identify the Lent Moon. It is thought that historically when the moon's timing was too early, they named an earlier moon as a "betrayer moon" (belewe moon), thus the Lent moon came at its expected time.
# Folklore gave each moon a name according to its time of year. A moon which came too early had no folk name – and was called a blue moon – bringing the correct seasonal timings for future moons.

Joan P said...

Wow this is turning into Capricorn City!

THanks Deborah - I didn't know where the term BLUE came from!

Happy New Year - goats and non goats alike

Gary said...

Thanks Deborah for the traditional definition of a Blue Moon. I believe it was the Farmers Almanac that started the more modern definition of a Blue Moon as being the second full moon in a calendar month.

Do you know the name of the moon that occurs on 12/31/2009? Or is this one a Blue moon by both definitions?

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

All the goats came out of the woodwork! I too have a birthday on the 31st - #43...
Happy Birthday everyone!

Joan P said...

Geez I want to change my birthday -- Oct 26 is seeming so boring now

Gary said...

Joan P. I agree.
July, 14 1956 is my B-day. I was born in Chicago a lowly crab. I was born mid-century and in the middle of the USA. Very boring when compared to those born on New Year's Eve.

What is a gathering of goats referred to as? Is it a flock?

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!

Anonymous said...

One more New Year's eve baby here. I'll be 56. Love light and a cool shade of blue to all of us who share this auspicious date.

Karen said...

My son was born at 1:50 p.m. on Dec/31/99. I was just wondering what it will hold for his 10th b-day, if it means something special.

Pelo Más said...

I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, capital federal, 23 august 1977 at 1 am. The moon is related to my sign? I would love to know!!!! Besos from Buenos Aires!

Joan P said...

Hey Karen, If you want to order a natal chart for your son, I would be happy to do one for him. The order forms on are the left side of the blog.... I need Time, Place and date of birth!

Thanks
Joan

Joan P said...

Pelo Mas - I can look at your natal chart and see where the Moon was at the time of your birth.The order forms are on the left side of the blog.

Thanks and Happy New Year

Joan

Joan P said...

Yes Gary - I think a flock of goats is indeed a flock.

I was born mid century too - the lovely 50's

Crabs are wonderful creatures... When they aren't being moody.

Leslie said...

Hmmm... I am turning 49. Gotta love the goats. Being so close to the holidays, we often aren't noticed. Thanx Blue Moon!

Gloria said...

Hi!My Birthday today too. 31 years today. - don't know about everyone else but I' m feeling esp. Cranky and fed up with all the bullshit in my life. Want change!

Joan P said...

Oh Gloria -I am sorry --- Happy birthday-- maybe your Moon is a little out of wack.... It will pass

Quietly Into the Night said...

We also had a partial lunar eclipse last night. Kinda cool :).

Lurette Yellho said...

BiffyBeans my husband turned 41 last night too.

Michele said...

Dec. 31st was also my birthday (6:51 pm CT). 54 yesterday. It was a glorious birthday, probably one of my best. Anyway, I normally feel strength from the moon at it's fullest - last night's moon had a feeling of hopefulness to it. Came into the New Year feeling that many postive events will be occuring in my life this year.

Joan P said...

The Full Moon can make your emotions go haywire..

Anonymous said...

I didnt know it was a blue moon. I just started to look this stuff up. My birthdate is jan 21,74
I was born in Redwood City At 937am

I had a very hard xmas and new years was just as hard. I thought after new years I would feel better but I dont. Is there anything anyone can tell me. Is my birthdate effecting me emotionally.

Thank you
Nicole

Joan P said...

Nicole, I am sorry you are having a bad time. Yes, it could be the Moon, it could be Saturn. If you order a chart analysis I will give you a 60 -90 minute audio report on your birth chart and current situation.

Joan

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your response Joan. I would love o order a chart but dont know where to go. I clicked your name and didnt see any link.

I am feeling better today..
Thanks

Joan P said...

HI, you need to click on "Order a Chart from Joan" and I think I know why so many were in a funk over New Years -- it is call Moon void of course.... I will post on that soon.

Joan

kamlesh3012 said...

hi. may i know whether the blue moon has an astrological impact as i was born during the blue moon in 1990 (previous time it appeared)?
thanks

Joan Porte said...

No, not really, it is much more important how the Moon is aspected in your chart. Thanks

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